US often powerless when terror groups, rogue regimes hold Americans abroad - PHOTOS: Americans detained overseas - OPINION: Couple held in Qatar — Why the silence from Obama, Kerry?

September 16, 2014

Obama Suggests Another Red Line for Assad: Shoot at American Planes, Face 'Overthrow'

In the hours before the September 10 speech in which President Obama stated his strategy against ISIS,...

September 16, 2014

Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death says she had God by her side

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce Christianity, told Megyn...

September 16, 2014


White House officials warn Syria over ISIS mission

The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after...

September 16, 2014

Ebola Scare Strikes University of Virginia: Patient Tests Negative

A patient who recently returned from Africa and was exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms tested negative for the virus,...

September 16, 2014

TAKING ON ISIS: US launches first offensive strikes against group in Iraq

THE US MILITARY launches airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq in its first move in the newly broadened...

September 16, 2014


The Supreme Court May Be About to Save—or Destroy—Gay Marriage

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> Supporters...

September 15, 2014

Why Gun Control Groups Have Moved Away From an Assault Weapons Ban

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September 15, 2014

Greening Up in Burlington, Rocking Out in Allentown

1) Green Power in Vermont. Last year our American Futures team reported on several almost-too-good-to-be-true...

September 15, 2014


World Briefing: Afghanistan: Bomb Explodes in Kabul Outside Gates of U.S. Military Base

A large blast was felt throughout central Kabul in the middle of the morning rush hour Tuesday when a bomb...

September 16, 2014

3-foot buffer zones for cyclists to take effect across California

Starting Tuesday, cyclists on Los Angeles' busy streets will get a buffer zone.

September 16, 2014

Obama the Indecisive

Saul Kelly, National Review Online...

September 16, 2014


UN Envoy Warns Libya on Brink of Prolonged Strife

UN envoy warns that Libya is now on the brink of prolonged conflict

September 16, 2014

U.S. to End Coverage Under Health Care Law for Tens of Thousands

The Obama administration said it would terminate health insurance for 115,000 people on Oct. 1 because...

September 16, 2014

Medal of Honor Awarded to 2 Vietnam-Era Soldiers

President Obama honored Specialist Donald P. Sloat and Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins for their acts of valor...

September 16, 2014


Income inequality: States struggle to balance budgets as rich-poor gap widens

That finding adds a new layer to already-hot public debate about rich-poor gaps in America, and the degree...

September 16, 2014

Burger King Wants Hawaii Needle Lawsuit Dismissed

Burger King seeks dismissal of Hawaii needle lawsuit after claimant skips settlement hearing

September 16, 2014

San Francisco tries 'shaming' building owners on quake reinforcement

Cities across California are struggling with how to convince property owners to retrofit buildings at risk...

September 16, 2014


Students Sickened, Carbon Monoxide Leak Suspected

130 students sickened, taken to hospital after suspected carbon monoxide leak in Illinois

September 15, 2014

Obama to Call for Expansion of Ebola Fight

Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama...

September 15, 2014

Assemblyman John Pérez won't run against L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar

Assemblyman John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has decided not to challenge Los Angeles City Councilman Jose...

September 15, 2014


DealBook: Calpers, Nation’s Biggest Pension Fund, to End Hedge Fund Investments

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System said it would liquidate its hedge fund investments...

September 15, 2014

Turkey Is a Steady Source of ISIS Recruits

A neighborhood in the tourist district of the capital, Ankara, has become a hub for wooing new members...

September 15, 2014

Cuomo, Christie Discuss the Region's Terror Threat

Officials warn Islamic State extremists put New York and New Jersey at greater terror risk

September 15, 2014


The Case for Having Class Discussions on Twitter

Highlighting vocabulary words; underlining passages; drawing stars and smiley faces in the margins—these...

September 15, 2014

Rosetta's Amazing 10-Year Space Journey

More than a decade ago, the European Space Agency launched an orbiter named Rosetta, bound on a circuitous...

September 15, 2014

Heat Waves, Cold Front: Bizarre Weather Sweeps US

The United States is experiencing extreme weather from coast to coast, from heat waves and wildfires...

September 15, 2014


Syria's 'Khorasan' Bigger Threat to US than ISIS?

U.S. officials say a group of Islamic extremists in Syria poses a more direct threat to America than...

September 15, 2014

Border War: America's 'Watchmen on the Wall'

While politicians argue about America's broken immigration system, U.S. Border Patrol agents are on the front...

September 15, 2014

Obama Condemns Beheading of Briton by Extremists

President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker...

September 15, 2014


Fmr. Intel Officers on ISIS: Airstrikes Not Enough

Following the Islamic State's beheading of a third victim, former intelligence officials are suggesting...

September 15, 2014

Gov. Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Obama's health care...

September 15, 2014

Huckabee, Cruz Join National Anthem Celebration

Two possible GOP presidential candidates joined thousands of Americans to celebrate "Star-Spangled Sunday,"...

September 15, 2014


Family of Slain British Hostage: Remember Him for Helping Others

British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should...

September 14, 2014

American Detained in North Korea Sentenced to 6 years of Hard Labor

North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor...

September 14, 2014

Holocaust Experts Work to Preserve WWII-Era Items

With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust...

September 14, 2014


U.S. ramps up Ebola response effort

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to asses and amplify his government's...

September 16, 2014

Ultimate first-class airline offerings

Sure, first class sounds swank, but when you're paying a premium of several thousand dollars a ticket,...

September 16, 2014

U.S. airstrike hits ISIS target near Baghdad, first in 'expanded efforts'

A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS.

September 16, 2014


Homework: Compare Bush, Hitler

A middle school teacher in Washington sent students home with a Venn diagram to contrast Hitler with...

September 16, 2014

Why you crave pumpkin flavors in fall

Hankering for a pumpkin latte, muffin or donut? It's all in the marketing.

September 16, 2014

U.S. senator drops F-bomb

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about...

September 15, 2014


Is U.S. murder suspect a jihadist?

Pamela Brown reports that a suspect in a string of killings might have been motivated by strong anti-U.S....

September 15, 2014

Police to cop killer: 'We will find you'

Lt. Col. George Bivens has a message for whoever ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers last...

September 15, 2014

Apple learns lesson in U2 release

Apple learned an important lesson this week: Not everyone likes U2. And even those who do really don't...

September 15, 2014


'Mockingjay,' more YA books on film

The 'Mockingjay Part 1' trailer is out and fans can't wait for the latest entry in the Hunger Games canon....

September 15, 2014

'Glee' star and his boyfriend marry

September 15, 2014

Stewart to Paltrow: Don't try to be me

September 15, 2014


U.S. ramps up Ebola response effort

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to asses and amplify his government's...

September 16, 2014

Ultimate first-class airline offerings

Sure, first class sounds swank, but when you're paying a premium of several thousand dollars a ticket,...

September 16, 2014

U.S. airstrike hits ISIS target near Baghdad, first in 'expanded efforts'

A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS.

September 16, 2014


Homework: Compare Bush, Hitler

A middle school teacher in Washington sent students home with a Venn diagram to contrast Hitler with...

September 16, 2014

Why you crave pumpkin flavors in fall

Hankering for a pumpkin latte, muffin or donut? It's all in the marketing.

September 16, 2014

U.S. senator drops F-bomb

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about...

September 15, 2014


Is U.S. murder suspect a jihadist?

Pamela Brown reports that a suspect in a string of killings might have been motivated by strong anti-U.S....

September 15, 2014

Police to cop killer: 'We will find you'

Lt. Col. George Bivens has a message for whoever ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers last...

September 15, 2014

Apple learns lesson in U2 release

Apple learned an important lesson this week: Not everyone likes U2. And even those who do really don't...

September 15, 2014


'Mockingjay,' more YA books on film

The 'Mockingjay Part 1' trailer is out and fans can't wait for the latest entry in the Hunger Games canon....

September 15, 2014

'Glee' star and his boyfriend marry

September 15, 2014

Stewart to Paltrow: Don't try to be me

September 15, 2014


Opinion: Curb Goodell's control

Martha Pease says the NFL commissioner shouldn't be judge and jury on player wrongdoing.

September 15, 2014

Beyonce and Jay Z: Breakup or baby?

Beyonce and Jay Z appear determined to keep fans guessing. The conversation swirling around them has gone...

September 15, 2014

Troubles overshadow football

There was lots of news in the NFL this weekend. Little of it had to do with the pigskin.

September 15, 2014